[ES_JOBS_NET] Staff Scientist-Data Products , National Ecological Observatory Network Inc – Boulder, CO

Staff Scientist-Data
Products National Ecological Observatory Network Inc – Boulder, COhttps://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=90c&jobId=158095

COMPANY
OVERVIEW

Battelle and its
affiliate, Battelle Ecology, Inc. manages and operates the
National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON™) project,
which is solely funded by the National Science Foundation.
A 30+ year project dedicated to understanding how changes
in climate, land use and invasive species impact ecology,
the observatory’s scientists and engineers are collecting
a comprehensive range of ecological data on a continental
scale across 20 eco-climatic domains representing US
ecosystems. Our teams use cutting-edge technology,
including an airborne observation platform that captures
images of regional landscapes and vegetation; mobile,
relocatable, and fixed data collection sites with
automated ground sensors to monitor soil and atmosphere;
and trained field crews who observe and sample populations
of diverse organisms and collect soil and water data. Once
structures are completed, a leading edge
cyberinfrastructure will calibrate, store and publish this
information. The Observatory includes more than 500+
personnel and is the first of its kind designed to detect
and enable forecasting of ecological change at continental
scales. 

JOB
SUMMARY

The Staff Scientist –
Data Products will manage the efforts for developing and
delivering the micrometeorology data product through an
internal working group (working Integrated Product Team –
wIPT) responsible for delivering Eddy-Covariance data
products. Responsibilities include: ensuring delivery of
data products and associated documentation, including
design, specification, implementation, testing, and
publication. This position requires understanding Battelle
Ecology, Inc.’s data and sample acquisition systems and
their scientific design and goals, and assessing and
realizing the utility of algorithms necessary to enable
community use of the products. The Staff Scientist will
also be expected to interact with external working groups
and advisory panels, liaising with the larger ecological
modeling and micrometeorology communities to ensure
Battelle Ecology, Inc.’s chosen approaches are
appropriate.

ESSENTIAL
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Support
the development of Battelle Ecology, Inc.’s Eddy
Covariance data products, including managing cost and
schedule.

Provide
technical guidance on the development of Battelle
Ecology, Inc.’s data products, particularly Eddy
Covariance data products.

Coordinate
porting/testing/validation of all Micrometeorology
science code into operational cyberinfrastructure,
including development of standardized plans for
transferring science code into the cyberinfrastructure

Coordinate
implementation, dataflow and data formats for public
access

Support
working groups and product teams (internally and
externally) to address cross-cutting science issues
associated with sensor and algorithm deployment,
implementation, maintenance and QA/QC

Provide
expertise and feedback in designing, developing, and
implementing state-of-the-art tools for manipulating,
processing, and analyzing Battelle Ecology, Inc.’s wide
variety of data.

REQUIRED:
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Ph.D.
with applicable experience in an environmental science
field, such as community land modeling,
micrometeorology, biometeorology, ecosystem science, or
atmospheric sciences

Two
or more years’ experience (may be postdoctoral)

Sound
understanding of a wide range of sensors and measurement
techniques, and their associated data acquisition and
analysis procedures

In-depth
knowledge of quantitative uncertainty analyses,
time-domain, frequency-domain and QA/QC procedures
Experience with combining data of different types and
from multiple spatial & temporal scales

Proficiency
in one or more programming languages, such as
Fortran90+, Java, Python, C/C++

Experience
with common statistics packages, such as R or SAS

PREFERRED
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Demonstrated
experience leading teams

Demonstrated
experience working with interdisciplinary teams

Knowledge
of soil, tower, and airborne sensors and measurement
techniques and their associated data acquisition and
analysis procedures.

Demonstrated
experience working at the micro- to meso-meteorological
scale

Ability
to develop dataflow designs for different and
contrasting types of data

Experience
in operationalizing science code and working with large,
complex data sets

Design
of data visualization tools

Demonstrable
knowledge of two or more ecological sciences relevant to
Battelle Ecology, Inc.

Peer-reviewed
journal publications and a record of professional
accomplishment related to the Battelle Ecology, Inc.
mission

Must
have permanent authorization
for US employment. Battelle Ecology, Inc. will
not provide any kind of visa sponsorship.

This
position offers competitive total rewards
including 401(k), health, vision and dental
insurance, paid time off and the opportunity to
work with an organization with a great mission.

Battelle
Ecology, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Women, Minorities, Veterans and Disabled Persons
are encouraged to apply.

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